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Annual Meeting of Members Highlights
The ACFP Annual Meeting of Members held on Saturday, March 2nd at the Family Medicine Summit was a great success again this year. With 139 registered members in attendance at the meeting, the Board of Directors were pleased with the turn out and the level of participation. Members were able to review and respond to the annual audit and the budget plan, and to vote on the membership fee. Members voted in one new member-at-large on the ACFP Board of Directors, Dr. Donna Mumert from Beaverlodge. Practising in Northern Alberta, Dr. Mumert brings a set of skills and perspectives that the Board will find very valuable in the coming years.
President, Dr. Paul Sawchuk, and the CEO, Dr. Francine Lemire brought greetings from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and spoke of the leadership that ACFP shows in the National primary care movement and the current opioid crisis.
Dr. Vishal Bhella was formally inducted as the ACFP President by Dr. Sawchuck and ACFP Past-President, Dr. John Chmelicek. Dr. Bhella spoke to the future and ACFP’s role in provincial initiatives including Central Patient Attachment Registry and processes around patient information continuity and system integration. He also spoke about the role family physicians can take in quality improvement at the practice level, and ACFP’s continual advocacy efforts for the profession and discipline among Alberta health leaders and stakeholders. To read the full induction speech click here.
ACFP Committees members, new and outgoing, were recognized for their contributions to the ACFP’s mandate and operations. The fairly new committee structure and new committee members have served the ACFP well as we embark on an increased focus on leadership in system transformation, value of membership, influencing public policy that impacts the care of patients and families in primary care, and provision of relevant and timely continuing professional development and medical education.
Interested in a Committee?
The ACFP is always looking for committed volunteers wanting to make a change and participate in College programs, services, and governance. Formal invitations for committee members go out annually in the spring. Visit the Board & Committees page for more information on ACFP’s committees and select a committee from the links provided. To learn more about ACFP committee positions currently vacant, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is a Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Incorporated as a Society in 1997, the ACFP is governed by a set of bylaws. The ACFP Governance Advisory Committee reviews the bylaws periodically and makes recommendations for amendment to the ACFP Board of Directors. Upon ACFP Board approval, the proposed amendments are presented to the CFPC Board of Directors for their approval. Final approval is obtained by the passing of a special resolution by the ACFP Members at the Annual Meeting of Members as described in Article 11 of the ACFP Bylaws.
Our Bylaws help define the roles of the board, committees, and members and provide direction for the governance of the Chapter. The current Bylaws of the Alberta Chapter of the CFPC were approved at the Annual Meeting of Members on March 5, 2016 and registered on March 29, 2016.
Call for ACFP Committee Members – Share Your Passion and Get Involved!
We are looking for volunteers to join various committees to help the ACFP progress into the future! We need invaluable input, innovation and creative ideas to build and shape the programs and services that we provide to our members. Being involved in a committee is a great way to help develop the ACFP, gain experience in various member service areas, participate in system level discussions, and support the organization that supports your specialty.
For more information on all ACFP Committees, including terms of reference, visit Board and Committees.
The ACFP is proud of the engaged and dedicated members helping advance excellence in family medicine in Alberta. With their guidance and expertise, the ACFP is able to deliver relevant initiatives and activities. The College invites you to get involved and is currently looking for members to fill the following vacancies.
- Membership Advisory Committee – 3 Regional Representatives (North, South, Central)
- Awards and Recognition Committee – 1 Regional Representative (Rural)
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Membership Advisory Committee (MAC)
The Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) serves to ensure the ACFP is meeting the needs of its diverse membership. The committee is responsive to emergent member needs, and will, where necessary, create sub-committees or task forces to identify and meet these needs. This committee reports to the Executive Director with strategies and recommendations and will work with the ACFP staff to implement these through operational means. We are recruiting to the following positions:
- 3 Regional Representatives from the North, South and Central areas
Awards and Recognition Committee (Awards)
The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee plays an important role in building awareness for the ACFP, its members, and the significant role the ACFP plays in the advancing family practice in Alberta. The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee recognizes, celebrates, and supports family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students in excellence in leadership, education, advocacy, and research. The Committee helps to promote the ACFP Awards Program and plays a strong role in scanning viable candidates for provincial and national awards and recognition. We are recruiting to the following positions:
- 1 Member-at-Large position, representing a rural area
Should you have any questions, please contact the ACFP office by telephone at 780-488-2395 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com and include a letter of interest (250 words max) along with a summary of your experience or a copy of your CV.